Llewellyn's 2005 Astrological Calendar
Llewellyn’s 2005 Astrological Calendar features stunning, original paintings by Ciro Marchetti, creator of the Gilded Tarot. Each month features a vivid, colorful depiction of its corresponding Astrological sign. For example, the month of January displays a white goat with golden horns atop a snowy mountain peak. A canopy of frosty branches, star-lit sky, and an imposing Saturn round out the picture, while the Capricorn glyph, seemingly made out of ice, glows in the foreground. For the month of September, a maiden clad in white wears a leafy, sparkling crown atop her flowing locks. She is surrounded by a lush, green forest, and a suspended crystal ball in a kaleidoscope of color bears the glyph of Virgo in white.
Gorgeous artwork aside, this calendar is much more than something pretty to look at every month! Beside each of the vibrant pictures is a full monthly horoscope for each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac by Carol Schwalm, as well as the most rewarding and challenging days. For each day of the month, you’ll find:

*Major daily aspects, with times included
*The Moon’s sign, phase, and void-of-course dates and times
*Best fishing and planting dates

Each month also features one square dedicated to:

*Ruling planet
*Area of body the sign rules
*Element
*Nature
*Colors
*Glyph
*Symbol
*Birth dates
*Key words

In addition, this 40 page calendar includes:

*A comprehensive introduction to astrology (Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Transits, Retrograde Planets, the Moon’s influence through the Signs, Aspects Keywords).
*Lunar planting and activity chart
*Travel and vacation forecast by Bruce Scofield for each of the 12 Signs
*Ephemeris grids for 2005
*World Time Zones and Time Zone Conversions Map
*Retrograde Periods Grid
*Eclipse Dates

Below are two images from this gorgeous calendar:
This is the first Llewellyn calendar that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing, and I’m quite impressed! I’m a fan of artist Ciro Marchetti, and it’s a treat to behold his breathtaking interpretation of the 12 signs. Every year, I purchase two calendars: one for the kitchen, and one for the bedroom. For 2005, I know which calendar gets the bedroom position!


Llewellyn's 2005 Astrological Calendar by Llewellyn. Illustrations by Ciro Marchetti © 2004. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. PO Box 64383, St. Paul, MN 55164. All rights reserved, used by permission.

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